Two different mint decks of Congress 606 cards, made by United States Playing Card Co. c.1928 and 1929. One is called "Stewart" after the Scottish clan of the same name, made c.1928 (USPC No. K1605), removed from an already loose wrapper for photographing. The second is called "Melissa," and depicts a society woman of fashion. It is still in its wrapper. It has a tax stamp dating it in the period 1929-1940, but with an extra card that includes scoring information for auction bridge, and so can be dated c.1929, at the beginning of that tax stamp period.
The open deck has 52 cards, plus a Joker. The wrapped deck also has an insert scoring card that is visible through the wrapper. The cards of each deck are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, with gold gilt around. The "Stewart" cards have no box. The "Melissa" deck comes in its original box.
The cards are in mint condition. The "Melissa" box is in fair shape – structurally sound, but with issues shown in the pictures; it could be improved by gluing some of the loose paper.
Each of these decks is for sale separately for $15.
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